Intracom Telecom, a global telecommunication systems and solutions vendor, announced today the introduction of its new Point-to-Point E-Band radio, UltraLink-GX80. The company will be displaying its uniquely featured product at its stand number 7B54, in hall 7, at Mobile World Congress, 27 February – 02 March 2017, in Barcelona.
Mobile operators and ISPs can benefit from UltraLink-GX80, a next-generation ultra-high capacity FDD radio, which has been developed to deliver fiber-like services at a low cost of ownership. It is a compact all-outdoor Ethernet radio operating in the entire E-Band (71-76 / 81-86 GHz), ideally suited for use in 4G/4G+/5G RAN backhaul and C-RAN fronthaul applications requiring ultra-high capacity and extended range. It achieves throughputs of up to 10 Gbit/s full duplex, while offering software selectable protocol support for operating in Ethernet bridge or CPRI transport mode. As an Ethernet bridge, the radio unit offers a complete set of networking and packet synchronization features through 1 x Gigabit Ethernet plus 2 x 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet data interfaces, enabling deployment in complex network topologies without the need of external switches. When operating in CPRI transport mode, three unit’s interfaces can be used concurrently for CPRI transport, up to Option 7.
John Tenidis, Marketing Director of Intracom Telecom’s wireless solutions portfolio, commented: "We have further expanded our mmWave portfolio with a new generation E-Band Point-to-Point radio, which offers an order of magnitude capacity increase with respect to conventional radio systems. UltraLink™-GX80 is a versatile, future-proof radio, which satisfies the explosive capacity increase of the backhaul requirements of current 4G+ and future 5G deployments. At the same time, it enables mobile network operators to cost-effectively deploy C-RAN architecture today by supporting native CPRI transport, while being software upgradeable to support the fronthaul protocols of tomorrow."